Give a Little Love 2017

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Peoria/Bloomington, Central Illinois Encourage Customers to “Give a Little Love” to Local Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Area restaurants provide support to families staying in the Springfield Ronald McDonald House

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Peoria/Bloomington and Central Illinois and each of our local owner-operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) through the annual Give a Little Love campaign beginning January 30.

To “Give a Little Love,” customers can donate $1 or more at participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout Central Illinois from Monday, January 30 through Monday, February 20. Customers who make a donation will have their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will stay local and benefit the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Illinois. In 2016, more than $245,000 was raised during the Give a Little Love promotion.

The Ronald McDonald House in Springfield keeps families close by providing them with a place to stay and warm meals to eat during a difficult and stressful time in their lives. Located at 610 North Seventh Street, RMHCCI serves more than 400 families each year. In order to serve even more families, RMHCCI depends on the generous support of the community, especially through the Give a Little Love campaign. Support from the community is essential to keeping families close and allowing them to stay at the House free of charge while their child receives medical care.

“Year after year, we at McDonald’s, see the incredible support the Ronald McDonald House provides to local families in need, and we love to see the community get involved and help us give back,” said Jack Millan, a local McDonald’s owner/operator and RMHCCI Board Member. “We can’t thank our customers enough for their generous donations. We are truly grateful.”

 

House Artwork Sponsorship Opportunities

artwork promo for webAs an extension of our 2014 “Labor of Love” renovation, we have created an opportunity for donors to sponsor pieces of art in our House.  We have seven pieces remaining!

All artwork sponsors are acknowledged with a plaque at the side of each artwork.  Pieces can be sponsored in honor or in memory of someone as well.

If you are interested in sponsoring a piece of artwork in our House, please call 217-528-3314 x 148 to ensure the piece of art you would like to sponsor is still available.

The remaining pieces are pictured below along with the price.  Thank you for your consideration!

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#10 – $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#12 – $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#13 – $550

 

 

 

 

 

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#14 – $480

 

 

 

 

 
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#17 – $500

 

 

 

 

 

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#18 – $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#20 – $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for Family Fun Day!

30 years webJoin us as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois continues to celebrate 30 years of keeping families close at our Family Fun Day!

This FREE event for the whole family will include food, kid-friendly activities, tours of the House and much more!

So we may adequately prepare for the event, please let us know if you plan to attend!  Call 217-528-3314 and speak to the staff member or volunteer on duty.

We hope to see you there!

WICS Newschannel 20 & FOX Illinois’ Joy of Sharing Day

joy of sharing 2015We are thrilled to partner with WICS and FOX Illinois again this year for the Joy of Sharing Day!  Thank you for visiting our website!

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, we provide a home away from home for families who travel to Springfield in order for their child to receive medical care.  They’re provided with all the amenities of home – a private bedroom and bathroom, a kitchen and other common living areas, a pantry and more – for as long as their child is being treated, at no cost to them.  That’s where you can help!  In order to continue to provide this service to families at no cost to them, we rely on support from the community – you!

Your donation means keeping families close at a time when it is needed most.  When you donate to RMHCCI, you’re ensuring that families stay close to their child and you’re eliminating the financial burdens of lodging, food and transportation for them at the same time.

From all of us at the Ronald McDonald House, we truly appreciate your support!

Donate now to keep families close this holiday season. 

First Due Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society Inaugural Firefighter’s Ball

FullSizeRender (1)RMHCCI was honored to be the beneficiary of the First Due Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society’s (F.O.O.L.S.) Inaugural Firefighter’s Ball on November 7, 2015.  Our chapter has had a great relationship with the first responders community, and we appreciate the support we have received from them throughout the years.

According to their website, the F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportuntieis to Brother and Sister Firefighters worldwide.  They organize benefits to assist not only a firefighter and their families in need, but their communities as well.  The F.O.O.L.S. exist to strengthen the Brotherhood of their chosen profession and fuel the flame of passion they have for their calling.

Pictured with Brian and Johanna is the F.O.O.L.S. Firefighter’s Ball Committee.

We’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to the F.O.O.L.S. and all who attended!

30th Anniversary: Red Tie & Pearls Gala

moving image homeJoin us for our 30th Anniversary celebration: Red Tie & Pearls Gala on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield!

We are SOLD OUT!! Thank you for your support!

PEARL (Presenting) SPONSOR: St. John’s Children’s Hospital

SJCH_HSHS_SJS_SIUHC_4C_9-15St. John’s Children’s Hospital is a special place for children and their families. They provide expert care designed to meet the unique needs of children and families.  The hospital was built by a special gift from a donor in the Springfield community to ensure children have access to the best medical care possible, close to home.  Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families by delivering exceptional health care in a healing environment.  St. John’s Children’s Hospital is dedicated to being the regional leader in children’s health care by fostering a nurturing environment for children and families, being responsive and innovative in all that they do, being ardent advocates for children, promoting excellence in education, recruiting and retaining the best professionals, and improving the lives of children through research.  Learn more

RED TIE SPONSOR: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

BCBS LOGOBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has served the people of Illinois since 1936.  They are the largest and most experienced health insurance company in the state, providing more than 8.1 million members with comprehensive and affordable health plans.  The company takes pride in investing in community needs and gives time and talents to help make Illinois a better place.  BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of their members and communities.  Their commitment guides them in fostering greater access to care, working to lower the overall cost of care – while improving care quality and patient outcomes.  Learn more

PLATINUM SPONSORS: 

Ameren Illinois

McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington

Pease’s at BUNN Gourmet

SILVER SPONSORS:

AT&T

CEFCU

CVS Health

Horizon Pharma

Illinois National Bank

Junior League of Springfield

MorganStanley Wealth Management

Neuhoff Media

Walgreens

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

Astellas US

Memorial Health System

The Coca-Cola Company

CRYSTAL SPONSORS:

Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Debbie Denzler

LRS Foundation

Marine Bank

Mel-O-Cream Internationl

Mr. & Mrs. Ed & Megan Peck

Springfield Electric Supply

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!

21st Annual Golf Classic Recap and Highlights

We are happy to report that we had a very successful 21st Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 23, 2015! We had a sold out field of 150-plus golfers and the weather could not have been better! We truly appreciate all the support we received to make this event possible – from sponsors, to golfers, to donors and volunteers. It could not have been done without you! Thank you for helping us keep families together when they need it most!

Thank you also to WICS Newschannel ABC 20 for coming out the day of and doing a story on us! You can view the story HERE.

View photos from the day below:

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    Golfers picking up their raffle prizes!

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  • Sponsor banner welcoming everyone to the 21st Annual Golf Classic!
  • Thank you to Bank of Springfield for being our Cart Sponsor this year!
  • Volunteers ready to give golfers their hole assignments.
  • Thank you to County Market on Carpenter and 2nd for these awesome cakes!!
  • Thank you County Market!
  • Golfers enjoyed lunch before the shotgun start.
  • Golfers are getting ready to go!
  • Announcements being made by Golf Classic Chair, Chris Jeffers, Matt from Piper Glen and Joe Crain from Newschannel 20.
  • More golfers...
  • Even more golfers...
  • Off they go!
  • Golfers going to their holes
  • Thank you to our tent sponsors!
  • Ronald is here!
  • Sweet raffle prize!
  • Thank you to Deb West from WNNS for being our emcee!
  • Executive Director, Kelly Thompson, speaks at dinner.
  • Thank you to CEFCU for being our Eagle Sponsor again this year!
  • Thank you to Springfield Collision Center for being one of our Birdie Sponsors this year!
  • Our first place team! Congrats!
  • Our second place team!
  • The third place team!
  • Our Board President, Evan Westlake, speaks at dinner.
  • Heather, a mom that has stayed at the Ronald McDonald House, speaks to golfers about what the House has meant to her and her family.
  • Ronald making the rounds at dinner!
  • Ronald's new outfit!
  • Our awesome staff and volunteers!
  • RMHCCI staff with Ronald!

Thousands for Ronald McDonald House Raised by Local McDonald’s

“Give a Little Love” raised funds to help provide support to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 11, 2015)— Continuing its commitment to the community, Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington McDonald’s® Restaurants helped raise thousands during the annual “Give a Little Love” campaign to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI). This year, over $211,178.51 was raised for the charity from January 22 to February 15.

More than 100 Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington McDonald’s restaurants participated in the campaign. The money that was raised will go directly towards providing a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at Springfield-area hospitals.

“Even during a frigid winter, our friends and neighbors here in Central Illinois showed their kindness and compassion for our “Give a Little Love” campaign,” said Kelly Thompson, Executive Director of RMHCCI. “We are so thankful for the generous donations from the customers, but we also want to thank our local McDonald’s Owner/Operators and their crew for all of their hard work. We truly appreciate their support.”

To “Give a Little Love,” customers donated $1 or more at their local Central Illinois or Peoria/Bloomington McDonald’s restaurants. Customers who made a donation had their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant, with one hundred percent of the proceeds staying local and benefiting the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with sick children that are receiving treatment at one of Springfield’s medical facilities. Amenities include a private bedroom and bathroom, home cooked meals, laundry facilities and more. RMHCCI, located at 610 North Seventh Street, serves over 400 families each year and was recently renovated in 2014, expanding from 12 to 14 bedrooms and receiving needed major improvements in the kitchen and living areas.

“It’s important to us to be a valuable member of the communities we serve,” said Steve Jeffers local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is an important asset to our area, and the incredible support from the community is essential to keep the house running smoothly for all of these families.”

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and ways you can help, please visit www.rmhc-centralillinois.org

Asian Indian Women’s Organization presents $55,000 check to Ronald McDonald House

IMG_1550SPRINGFIELD, IL (December 18, 2014) – Vasanta Mushunuri , President of the Asian Indian Women’s Organization (AIWO), and other members of AIWO presented a $55,000 check to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) on Wednesday, December 17. The money was raised through their recent 9th India Night held on November 14, 2014.

RMHCCI has been the beneficiary of this biennial event for the last 18 years.

“We cannot say thank you enough to the women of the Asian Indian Women’s Organization for all their hard work on organizing the India Night,” Kelly Thompson, Executive Director of RMHCCI, said. “Their generosity and support of our charity is truly amazing. The impact they have made over the last 20 years for us cannot be understated. We are so grateful for them.”

The Asian Indian Women’s Organization was a major part of the recent “Labor of Love” renovation and expansion project of the House. They are a founding member of the Children’s Healing Corner as well as the sponsor of one of the House’s guest bedrooms. Their donations from past India Night events also enabled RMHCCI to purchase a vehicle for the charity’s use.

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please contact Development and Communications Coordinator, Johanna Moll, at 217-528-3314 ext. 148 or jm@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

Pictured are members of the Asian Indian Women’s Organization and Ronald McDonald House board members and staff.

SCHEELS and Medals4Mettle to present check to RMHCCI

SPRINGFIELD, IL (November 5, 2014) – SCHEELS and Medals4Mettle will present a check to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) on Friday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. The media is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The money was raised through the recent SCHEELS Treadmill Marathon held on October 25, 2014. RMHCCI is grateful to be the recipient of the Treadmill Marathon funds for the second year in a row.

The check presentation – given by Amy Beadle and Marah Icenogle from SCHEELS and Scott Dahl from Medals4Mettle – will take place at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, 610 N. 7th Street in Springfield, Illinois.

SCHEELS was also a recent sponsor of the Atrium in the newly renovated Ronald McDonald House, which re-opened to families October 17, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please contact Development and Communications Coordinator, Johanna Moll, at 217-528-3314 ext. 148 or jm@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

About Medals4Mettle
Medals4Mettle collects medals from runners to donate to those who are battling serious and debilitating illnesses and who have demonstrated similar courage and mettle in fighting those illnesses. Medals4Mettle’s mission is to provide an opportunity for endurance athletes and runners to pay it forward by enabling the gifting and awarding of earned medals to others who demonstrate similar mettle, or courage, as they face life’s challenges.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities ® (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Central Illinois provides a temporary home away from home for those families whose children are receiving medical treatment in Springfield. In an effort to reduce stress, keep the family intact, and enhance the quality of life for families, the House provides a caring, home-like atmosphere for its guests.

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